When was the last time you asked Jesus to tell you what he likes about you?
Questions for Jesus is an experiential guide to developing a profound intimacy with a good God, by asking him what you most long to know. If you want to go beyond rule-following, repeating the right words and asking to be bailed out, and have real conversations with Jesus, this book will help launch you on that journey.
The key to Questions for Jesus is that it teaches you to pray on the level of your deepest desires. For each place in Matthew’s gospel where Jesus speaks to what the heart longs for, we’ve provided a short meditation, a set of very profound questions for Jesus, and space to record what he says when you ask.
The purpose of the meditations is for you to experience the story scripture is telling. The language of the heart is image, metaphor, and experience, not logic or words. Therefore, connecting with Jesus at the heart level means reading these passages as stories, not as theology. You need to put yourself into them—feel them and live them. What does the setting look like? What are the characters thinking and feeling? What is at stake in the situation these people are facing? How would it impact my heart if I were there?
Each meditation is followed by five questions for Jesus that grow out of the story, provided by an author who is a world-class practitioner in the art of asking. Some questions probe what was going on inside Jesus in the situation, others ask him to directly touch a deep longing of your heart, and still others are just you and Jesus talking about your friendship. Since the best corollary on earth of the relationship between Jesus and his people is marriage, the questions are the kinds of things two people in love might ask each other.
Tony Stoltzfus is a highly sought-after leadership coach and trainer known for helping leaders engage God from the heart in difficult circumstances. He founded Leadership MetaFormation, which offers advanced training in living, leading and coaching from the heart through its Redding location as well as affiliate sites around the world. Since the heart speaks the language of experience, these innovative workshops use actors, staging, original music, learning games, live demos, and more to engage participants at a deep level.
A pioneer in the Christian coaching movement, Tony has trained thousands of coaches, founded several coach training organizations and created a wide range of leadership resources used around the world. He is the author of eleven books, including Coaching Questions, the top-selling coaching how-to on Amazon.com. Other resources are available through Coach22.com, his online coaching bookstore.
Tony is creator of The Calling Journey, a research-based online calling timeline tool, and HeavensPerspective.com, where you can get your most painful stories in life rewritten from the perspective of heaven.
Tony travels widely, leading workshops and speaking on heart transformation. He resides in Redding, California with his wife Kathy and their dog Promise. He enjoys being in nature, watching the stars, reading, laughter, and projects around the house.
Strata Coach Ltd. was founded by Chris Frost in 2016 after spending over a decade in the financial services industry and attending the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) in Redding, California.
After high school Chris felt a strong call to attend some sort of Bible school. He registered but on the first day felt no peace about going so after considering his options he decided to join his father in his financial planning firm.
Chris spent the next 11 years working along side his dad. During that time, he earned his CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation and ran one of his father's companies. He was responsible for training and coaching new financial advisers to a 6 figure income within 2 years of them starting with the firm. This is where Chris discovered his love for coaching.
After an unfortunate set of business circumstances in 2012, Chris began reconsidering his options and the idea of attending some sort of Bible school. After some prayer and consideration, he decided to attend BSSM.
It was there that he met Master Coach Tony Stoltzfus. Chris spent his third year of school interning for Tony and learning his unique approach to coaching. Through his internship Chris earned his Bethel Coaching Certificate and also was the first person to earn a Coaching the Heart Certification from Leadership Meta Formation.
In 2017 Chris co-authored the book Heaven's Perspective with Tony.
Chris has been happily married to his wife, Dominique, since 2008 and they have 3 children together. When he's not coaching or facilitating workshops with his sister Jenna he enjoys being a dad, riding his motorcycle, hiking, skiing, or just about anything outdoors.